Label Daddy is back!!
The Chappaqua PTA is once again working with Label Daddy, which offers customized, washable, peel-and-stick labels for clothing, books, backpacks, lunch boxes, sports equipment and winter gear of every kind. There are loads of designs, including styles from Disney, Marvel, MLB, the NBA and the NHL. Make sure your child's belongings don't end up in the Lost & Found or get a jump start on your summer camp preparations! Use this link to purchase your labels and the PTA will receive 20% of each purchase. Make sure you enter the school code "Chappaqua" during checkout and place your order by Friday, February 13th.
Chappaqua PTA Advocacy Committee Update.
Did you know that the Chappaqua Central School District website has an advocacy page? It currently features information about stand-alone field testing. For information about proposed amendments to state regulations which would mandate that school districts participate in stand-alone field tests, click here. The link contains instructions for how to contact our legislators and the Board of Regents if you oppose the proposed amendments. If you wish to take action, please do so before the public comment period ends on January 20th. For more information about the PTA's advocacy efforts, contact Christina Madden at email@example.com.
Joint Elementary School PTA Event:
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen. Join us on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:30pm at Roaring Brook School for a presentation by parent educator Joanna Faber. Her discussion will include tips about communicating with your child more effectively. Click here for details.
The PTA STEM Committee's first Hour of Code was a huge success! Roughly 300 students, parents and teachers came to try their hand at computer programming. Check out photos here and more on the event at www.chappaquaptastem.com.
NEW! Join the very first Chappaqua STEM Fest.
Sign-up to showcase your invention, experiment or maker activity on April 25, 2015. We need volunteers too. Come celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Register at www.chappaquaPTAStem.com Email us at ChappaquaPTAStem@gmail.com
View Past PTA Presentations on NCCMC
Did you miss a discussion that was of interest to you? Select PTA presentations have been recorded and can be viewed on NCCMC (Fios Channel 46, Cablevision Channel 77). Viewing times vary by week. The following programs are currently being aired:
Chappaqua PTA presents Elizabeth Englander, Ph.D. -- "Parenting your Children around Social Media & Cyber Issues."
R21K Committee presents "The Consequences of Being Clueless: What you need to know to help your kids and you navigate the teen years safely," a panel discussion. Appropriate for parents of 7th-12th graders.
In addition, if you would like to borrow a copy of "Parenting your Children around Social Media & Cyber Issues" on DVD, please email Amanda Goodstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The PTA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the following positions for the 2015-16 school year:
Chappaqua PTA Vice President, Chappaqua PTA Recording Secretary, Greeley PTA Vice Chair, Bell PTA Vice Chair, Seven Bridges PTA Vice Chair, Grafflin PTA Vice Chair, Roaring Brook PTA Vice Chair & Westorchard PTA Vice Chair. PTA leadership provides a wonderful opportunity to be more involved in your child's school, meet & work with parents from all district schools, and work closely with administrators and teachers. Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know. Email nominations to email@example.com or mail them to Nominating Committee, Chappaqua PTA, P.O. Box 5, Chappaqua, NY 10514. All nominations must be received by Tuesday, January 20th. For more information, contact Susan Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The strength of our PTA comes from our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who is already generously donating their time & energy. If you are new to our district or if you have not yet had an opportunity to get involved, please do so this year. We welcome new faces and we love new ideas. To get involved, make sure you receive the weekly newsletters your school PTA sends by email & contact PTA leaders with questions.
Click here for a list of PTA Executive Committee Officers
Click here for a list of PTA District Committee Chairs
Click here for a list of PTA School Committee Chairs